Braves reliever Kirby Yates throws another scoreless inning in rehab outing

Kirby Yates was an All-Star in 2019 while pitching for the Padres.   Curtis Compton / AJC file photo

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Kirby Yates was an All-Star in 2019 while pitching for the Padres. Curtis Compton / AJC file photo

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Veteran Braves reliever Kirby Yates made his first rehab appearance with the Gwinnett Stripers Wednesday night.

Yates, recovering from Tommy John surgery, allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning but Gwinnett lost to Jacksonville 6-3 in Lawrenceville.

Preston Tucker had three hits for the Stripers (46-49).

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Yates began his rehab assignment with the Florida Complex League Braves. Then the club transferred him to Double-A. Yates has made four appearances on his rehab assignment, going an inning each time. With Double-A Mississippi, he threw two scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

In 282-1/3 career innings in the majors, Yates has a 3.54 ERA. His best seasons came with the Padres in 2018 and 2019, when had a 1.67 ERA. He was an All-Star in 2019. The Braves signed the right-hander to a two-year, $8.25 million contract that includes a club option for 2024.

Braves pitching prospect Jared Shuster is scheduled to start Thursday’s game for Gwinnett in his Triple-A debut.

The left-hander, who is the Braves’ No. 7 prospect, features what’s considered to be the top change-up in the system.

Shuster posted a 2.78 ERA over 17 games – 16 of them starts – for Double-A Mississippi. He had 106 strikeouts and 22 walks.

The AJC’s Justin Toscano contributed to this article.